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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Joseph Butcher (1874-?)

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Born at London, England on 22 October 1874, one of eight children of William Butcher and Eliza Schuller, he was educated at Devonshire, England. He emigrated to Canada in 1890 and articled in law to Stewart Wright at Portage la Prairie and the firm of Munson, Allan, Hoyle and Crawford at Winnipeg. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1900. He practised law at Winnipeg for four years then moved to Carman in 1904 where he served as solicitor for the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Town of Carman, Rural Municipality of Dufferin, Rural Municipality of Roland, and several trust and mortgage companies. He also operated 480 acres of farm land, known as the McLellan farm, at Morden.

In September 1911, he married Freda Goodwin, daughter of George Goodwin, a pioneer of the Carman district. They had two sons and two daughters. He served on the Carman town council. Presbyterian. Liberal.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 18 April 2010

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